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Old 03-06-2014, 18:56   #1 (permalink)
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Stereo prob.

This ones got me scratchin' my head. 03 Focus SE.

The stereo blinks on and off, roughly 3 secs on, 3 secs off, repeat....
Daughters boyfriend can get it turned off and stay off if he times it right, I have no such luck. Even turning the key off doesn't stop it.
Daughter wants to replace the stereo, but I'm thinking that's not gonna fix the problem. It shouldn't even have power when the key is off.

Anybody seen this before ??
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Old 03-07-2014, 12:30   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Stereo prob.

Heard of that a few times years back .Some said disconnecting battery for a few mins cured it but others had the sets replaced under warranty at that time .Remember you will need code if disconnecting .
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Old 03-07-2014, 12:40   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Stereo prob.

I looked that up and seems many people have the same problem with no solution. People have suggested a bad ignition switch, removable faceplate (if equipped) has came unlatched and needs snapping back in or fuses. If it has a clock then it has power running to it all the time for the memory only.

I suggest ditching it and installing a new one. I just bought a new Kenwood for my truck from Crutchfield that came with all adapters, both wiring and mounting along with step by step instructions that made it a piece of cake.
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Old 03-07-2014, 21:11   #4 (permalink)
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Ok so how do I get the code for it and what do I do with it ?
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